My Last Will and Testimony

by Wayne Bent

Abridged, Condensed, Revised, and Updated

May 28, 2017

No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.
President Barack Obama, February 13, 2015

Wayne Bent
Wayne Bent

This “Little Book” was first written from prison, and after more than a year out of prison, it is upon me to write it again in hindsight, and put a bit more introspection into the testimony here written and delete items that seem redundant and unnecessary.  The original letter will remain published and may be accessed by the pdf.  That version remains available.

The original letter was mostly written over the period of my seventh year of captivity and from my prison house in New Mexico, where I had been held captive for my faith in God and for practicing my faith and religion in all good conscience. This revision was written from my home, after being released from prison one year and four months earlier.  I have had a good number of months to consider all of my events again, and reconsider them outside of the harsh environment of the prison system. This is written, not to convince anyone of anything, or to change any facts. It is just an update, condensed and revised a bit. I write it, and have revised it, as a factual presentation from my point of view, presently.

I would like to clarify our events and religious persecution, and some of the consequences of the spirit of our times, and I am making it public as with the first “Little Book”. The courts have all stated their opinions in my legal case. Now I would like to tell my story and issue my opinion of it in hindsight. I already know it will make no difference to post my thoughts. This writing is for me and to me. The world will stay as it is.  But it will make a difference anyway, for the truth reaches out in its invisibility and changes come about in the society by things communicated in the spirit.  These changes will not be good, for our society has decided on evil. (from Chapter One).

“The Little Book” Rev. 10:2

— Published February 14, 2016